There has been much discussion by national security experts inside and outside of government as to how Congress and the President should ensure that the United States is safe from a terrorist attack. But there has been relatively little discussion in comparison as to how we would respond if an attack did occur. Are we ready for a biological attack on our military or citizenry? Has the federal government planned for a medical response to an attack? Are we spending money on the right therapies or vaccines? Do we even know how to respond to a widespread biological or chemical attack on the United States or our allies?